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Howdy woodworking doods,

By way of announcing the shipping of my Butterfly Joint Kit, here are a few shots of the project which is included in the kit as a DVD and Templates.

The last image is a closeup of the joint itself (from a different project), but shows the details.

The stool is made in Walnut, with 4 coats of Tung Oil/Wax. This particular piece was donated to a local charity, so I am building another one for myself to assist when putting my boots on in the mornings (I need all the help I can get).

Enjoy!

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Another beauty Scott! Clean, simple and elegant style with a gorgeous finish and I LOVE the butterfly joint!
 

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Very pretty work.
 

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Beautiful design Scott and really different without being weird.
 

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very nice design and excellent joinery. THis is just spectacular .
 

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Great form! I like it.
 

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That's an eye catching original piece. Very nice work on that.
 

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Oh, neat !

It genuinely looks comfy, too !!

Nicely done.

As an aside, Scott ?? I get the feeling that you should reach out to the woodworking "Doodettes," too :)
 

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Very nice, I like…, no, love, the Butterfly Joint.
 

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that is pretty cool… did you come up with the joint concept yourself? nice to see some new joinery being developed out there…
 

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is it me or is $180+ dollars abit to much for a piece of MDF
 

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Thanks for all the comments doods (and doodettes). Yes, the joint is my invention (after 2 years of design work).

Pommy - It's not mdf. The template is made from UHMW, custom machined, as well as a custom made router bit, made in the USA. Plus there is a video and templates. All in all, I think it's a darn good deal.

Everyone else, thank you for your kindness.
 

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I've seen your article in one of the many woodworking magazines. I have also seen the criticism that you have recieved for it being close to Sam Maloof's joint. I think it's cool that you have a product out there that might make you some extra cash, but I do feel that Sam Maloof had it right. I would make my own jigs to pull off a similiar joint and forgo the expense of a store bought jig, but that is just me being cheap and crafty.
 

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I appreciate your comments Julian, but to call my joint similar to a Maloof joint is simply a statement made by those unfamiliar with the joint. Sam's joint requires 3 custom router bits (hardly cheap), mine requires 1 custom bit. The Maloof Joint is limited to 5 or 3 degree joints, while mine has no limit (the angles are changed by a simple fence change to whatever you want).

I'm not sure what you meant by "Sam did it right", but I wasn't trying to replace his joint, I just wanted something I could call my own and wanted to share it with my woodworking friends. I've therefore succeeded in doing what I set out to do. I thank everyone for their support and encouragement.
 

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I don't care if it was Cheech and Chong's joint, that's a nice looking stool and some real nice work. Well done Scott!
 

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Once again, I'm not smart enough to appreciate what you've done or Sam did either. I can't tell what's unique about this joint and I can't tell what Sam did on his chairs. Is there any way to diagram this thing or a place to see the diagram so I can tell what's going on? Did you make the prototype's by hand and get the router bit later or what? Love the outcome though.

Best,
 
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